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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Jul 2018, 21:43

Part One today from the print scan archive is a bit spacey, man

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Waiting for a Burger
sitting in the street outside a backstreet burger joint tripped out of my mind. Mid-seventies, Hove. Pic by Bill

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Night Lights 1

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Night Lights 2

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Night Lights 3

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An Offer You Can't Refuse
Paul C with a fistful of fifties

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Gentleman Caller
1991-2, Oldland Common

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Plumes
In the bottom left, my mother at her wedding, 75 years ago today
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Jul 2018, 21:44

Part Two
My garden, 10 June

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Phyllis Bede

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Profusion

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Triumph of the Ox-Eyes

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Cross-hatching

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Pads

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Back to Phyllis

Back tomorrow. Probably.
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Jul 2018, 17:43

Part one is in Devon as the June days move into double digits, while part two is all over the place with scanned prints
from various decades of the last century

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Pods
metal plant supports in the form of poppy heads

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The Weed Patch
Teazels putting on a show

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New Roads
Some kind soul with wellington boots has pushed up new lines of stones leading from Creedy Beach, making it possible
to reach previously inaccessible areas dry-shod

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Scabbard

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Someone Else's Roses
Them at the Creedy Widger, to be precise

Tomorrow, visitors!
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Jul 2018, 17:44

Part Two

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Wednesday Night
Virtually every Wednesday throughout the 1980s, Ed would come for a couple of hours or so after work to score,
drink beer, and listen to music. He enjoyed it, but made a point of posing grumpy in pictures. Mansions, ’86-’87

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Him Again
Plasticine gorilla in the garden at Oldland Common, 1991

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Collage
Bill's Room at Vernon Terrace, Brighton, around 1980

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Welcome to My World
The Trip Room, Oldland Common, 1990s

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Young
With my high school girlfriend, Marion, summer of 1966, and I'm soon off to university. Pic by
my dad or, more likely, grandad

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Driving Lesson
Pic by Richard Gollin, East Kent, around 1969

And since I've found a seam of pics not taken by me, here's someone else's (a boyhood friend of Chip's brother
who emigrated to Canada at roughly the same time as Peter – his name was Bob, I think) view of The
Trip Room in the late 1990s

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Monochrome Trip with Two Teds

While this one I just find rather haunting. The guy on the left is Mum's number three brother, my uncle Albert.
The one with him is his best mate, Wilf Martindale. Albert was born in 1911, so I'm thinking this is sometime in
around 1930, in a photographer's studio, obvs., occasion unknown. Look how long Albert's fingers are – that's
just to the first knuckle. And he's dressed up to the nines - I remember a careworn old guy, not this sharpie
with a great crown of hair
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Pals

More randomness tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Jul 2018, 16:38

Part one today, featuring the print scans, starts before I was born then chunters up the decades in a splendidly random fashion

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Not Thrilled
My dad as a teenager, 1930s, Tottenham. Pic by my grandad, probably

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A Grand Day Out
My formidable Grandma with me and my 'cousin' Brenda (actually the step-grand-daughter of my Aunt Ciss: her husband, Charlie Mart,
had two children, Victor and Doreen, by a previous marriage. Doreen was 'no better than she should be', having as a teen already
accumulated two babies from two different Yanks by the end of WWII, before decamping to Oz to let Aunt Ciss bring up Brenda
– I don't think I ever knew what happened to the first child), around summer 1952 or maybe 3, judging by the size of me.
We're at Southend: before the day was done I had launched that bucket I'm carrying off the pier, and was only at the last moment
physically prevented from launching Grandma's handbag, containing all our money and the tickets back to Tottenham, after it.

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Growth Spurt
My cousin Tony, three months older than me and the youngest child of my dad's sister, was a shrimp throughout childhood, but
eventually got close to six feet. This pic with my nan was probably taken by my grandad in 1966, the year before both grandparents
died. It's in the same back yard as that one of my dad above, in 6 Glenwood Road, Tottenham

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The OM Tee
Into the seventies now, and one I took: Bill in Brunswick Place, Brighton, modelling the T-shirt uniform of Operation Mindfuck,
our Frisbee freestyle team. 1976 or so

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D0pe P0rn
Crumbled up Afghani (left) and Lebanese (right) hashish. 1990s, Oldland Common

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Between Two Baskets
Bill in the Trip Room during the Great Immortality Working, 11 November 1995. He's not asleep, he's listening
to Yo La Tengo's Painful, IIRC

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The Look
Anni asked me to take some pics of her for a dating agency, or whatever they were called before they went online.
This is the one she chose. Late 1990s maybe

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Jul 2018, 16:39

Part Two
On the other hand is back in the second week of June in deep Devon

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The Mighty Creedy, part 307

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In Timeless Lane
I love this one unreservedly

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Delphiniums at the Gate

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The Day the Jay Came

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Picnic Table
With Pete Harris of the eyebrows, previously seen 40-odd years older shot in an Afghan, and his wife, Jude.
This pic, like the one before, by Ms Thang

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Lined Up
The new configuration of Creedy Beach

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Shorn
The total nanty riah look from the formerly totally hairy Adrian, who came for an overnighter the same day as Pete
and Jude whizzed by at lunchtime on their way to Plymouth and the Normandy ferry

Tomorrow, back to the plants
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Jul 2018, 18:33

Part one today is all in the garden, mostly rosy, in the middle of June. I've given the caption writer a part off

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Jul 2018, 18:33

Part Two
features scanned historical prints in the continuing sage of my life, and welcome to it

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Pike
Dave of that ilk, outside 23 Abbey St, Faversham, 1971

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Tricolor Breakfast
Apologies to fellow vegetarians. Those were different times. When, I'm not sure

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Tibbits Tatto Classics
Shopfront in, IIRC, Ware, Herts, around 1972 or 73

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The Belly of the Beast
Last Trip at the Mansions, 1989. Billy took this one. The pic I was taking is in the archives. Somewhere

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Space Salesman
Mike, location unknown, mid-’70s

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The Sunset Net Catches Another One

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Signature

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Biggles Vs the Moon Dragons
I think I put up another version of this recently, but this is an improvement. Brighton, around 1980

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Jul 2018, 13:53

Part One today is looking at some old favourites from the Print archive: part Two, as usual, is strict tempo, from the middle of June this year.

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Dulce Domum
The 100+-year-old terraced house I lived in from 1950 to 1959 or 1960. That's me and Dad in the doorway, pic by Grandad.
My mother's mother had moved there as a rental in 1939: dad bought it after her death in 1955 for a few hundred pounds,
and the first thing he did was replace the sash windows with the (home-made; he was a handy guy) casements pictured here
which were probably the reason the pic was taken. So I'm 6, going on 7, and it's the summer of 1955. The house was demolished in the
1960s and the roads re-routed, so Clyde Road no longer exists, except in a severely truncated form.

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Shaky & Poo
The incorrigible poser with his landlady's dog, Torquay, 1972 or 1973

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Champ
Darkie, one-time London dogbee champ, catches a beauty. I know this one has been in before, but it's a newly-edited version

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Back Street Cinema
Just beyond the Star Inn (love that sign btw), the local fleapit where I saw Soylent Green, The Wizard of Oz and Straw Dogs,
among others, while ripped off my tits on acid. It was literally a two-minute walk from the house in Abbey Street

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Autobiography
The Trip Room, 1995-2004

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Serenity

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The Mysterious Orient
The Trip Room, 1995-2004
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Jul 2018, 13:54

Part Two
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But Was There Anyone there to Hear?
New tree accident in the Long Plantation

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Think I Mighty Need Some Help
The stick monitor surveys the scene

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Another Roadside Attraction
I know I've used this caption before, but less often than 'side show'. Give me a break; they can't all be gems

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The Queen of Paeonia

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Going Off Script
An evening primrose enjoying some morning flowering

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There's a Pond There Somewhere

back tomorrow, probably
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Jul 2018, 20:05

Part one today is all about plants, in the garden and house, approaching this year's summer solstice.

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Candy-Stripes

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Here Be Dragons

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Red, White and Pink

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Honeysuckle Growing on the Honeysuckle Vine

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Snappy

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Window Dressing

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Party Lights

Getting out and about a bit more tomorrow
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Postby Rayge » 08 Jul 2018, 20:07

Part Two
the usual nonsense from the print scan archives, dated as best I can. Most seem to be from the nineties.

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Andy the TG Cat
Bought as Candy, a queen, then swiftly renamed Andy when his genitalia finally escaped from that ridiculous fur.
Ludicrous, limp, camp creature. 1990s, High Barnet.

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No Hiding Place
Sean, Clive's youngest child, born on my 40th birthday. And like me, a childhood aversion to being photographed.
about 1994 or 1995, Goginan

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How the West 11 Was Won
Ed's place, Ladbroke Grove, 1970s

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Waiting on the Tree
Xmas ornaments, around 2007, Kenn

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A Sense of Place
Oldland Common, 1990s

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Life Before Photoshop 2 – Pheasant Intrusion
Original photo Whitstable, 1990s (probably)

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Crispy on Top
Chris Pape, Jubilee Beacon, Brent Knoll, Somerset, 1990s. The only time I ever walked to the top of the Knoll

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Signifiers

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Early Work
Somewhere in Bristol, 1990s

More dodgy manoeuvres tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Jul 2018, 20:48

As I suggested earlier, most of the print scans in Part One today are from the period after I moved to Bristol at the end of 1990, but first, one from the 1970s

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Ma
Phyllis Lily Granger in the mid-1970s, in her early 50s, Ware

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It'll Never Last
No idea where or when; I like to photograph characterful shopfronts, as the more keen-eyed among you may have noticed

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On the Waterfront 1

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On the Waterfront 2
Getting moody in Bristol, 1990s

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Eco Parable
Probably ... Oldland Common, 1990s

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IFO over the Coast
The Trip Room Blind

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Corrugations
Suburban platforms at Paddington Station

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Mirror Images
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 09 Jul 2018, 20:50

Part Two
Is approaching the longest day this year
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Downriver
Creedy Beech

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Boniface and Bowling Green
Statue of the local saint in Crediton Park

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All Saints
Crediton Parish Church

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Comma and Cuckoo Spit
Random hedgerow

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Bishop
Back in the Garden

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Copper and Pink
The copper leaves belong to Lysimachia ' Firecracker' but I've completely forgotten what the pink daisies are. Suggestions welcome

And we end with three pics of the sunset on June 21
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Tomorrow, the days start to shorten...
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Jul 2018, 16:29

Coming in a little early as there's Proper Football on telly tonight.
In Part One, the days start imperceptibly to shorten near the end of last month, while in Part Two, Good Sense takes a look at the print scan archive, shakes her head, sighs, and moves on.

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Waiting for Bud and Ches

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Medley

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Rude Intrusions

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Just Round the River Bend
A very fine, cheesy, US squeak-pop Dick and Dee Dee B-side from 1964
What's that you say? Oh, here you go then...


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War of the Worlds

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Natural Camo

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The Artist's Signature

Tomorrow (and indeed for the foreseeable) flowers, birdies, and the (very) odd dog
...
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Postby Rayge » 10 Jul 2018, 16:30

Part Two
Unless otherwise noted, all from the mid to late 1990s. Probably

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Raygeworld: Still Rotating After All these Years

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The Comfort of Socks
Blue, Swansea

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White Gold
Golden Valley, between Bristol and Bath

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Number 7
Bristol

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Rich Pickings
Putney Railway Bridge, Right River of Dreams. The ?bastions? of this bridge, holding up the fence that separates the footbridge from the District Line, have long been an easy target for apprentice taggers and over-taggers. While this is a general shot, I have a hundred or more (oh, they'll be coming) taken with close up lenses that reveal the images within the mayhem. Theoretically

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Bric-a-Brac
The Trip room, Oldland, around the turn of the century

The (bong) hits just keep on coming...
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Jul 2018, 14:36

Early again today, for much the same reason as yesterday :)
Part one for the print scans, part two for the digital extravaganza; enjoy

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Shaky Bridge
Pulteney Bridge, Bath, reflected in the Avon

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'Harbledown Court'
In the springtime of my first year as a doctorate student at UKC (1970), I moved out of my lodgings with a delightfully dotty lady rejoicing in a name better-suited to a pox doctor's clerk, Seymour-Cox, and into this house, owned by a barrister and Liberal politico, who lived on the ground floor with his much younger wife, and their three young children. My room was the top right in this picture (the house was at the top of a hill on the A2 from Dover to London: the sound of trucks double de-clutching as they ground up the incline went all through the night). There were four undergrads living in the rooms at the back. Two of them, TT and Jacqui, should be familiar by now. Both the others, Des and Nick, are currently FB pals.
It was living with these four that opened my eyes and led me to abandon Academe for Bohemia. Hoorah for them. This pic at a much later date, 1994 maybe - the place was more beaten up in the early 1970s, and certainly wasn't called Harbledown Court.

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Albiceleste
Oldland Common, 1990s

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The Cruel Sea
An altered image of uncertain vintage

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Family
The last picture, I think, to feature all three of us. Taken by my grandad, 1965, Ware

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Stretch
Tallulah gives it the full explosion in a fur factory. Oldland, 1990s

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On the Town
Soho (I think), winter evening, 1990s

next time, the usual scatter, same broad period
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Postby Rayge » 11 Jul 2018, 14:38

Part Two
Flora and fauna from the heart of deepest Devon in the twenties of June this year

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Crop

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Seeds and Grain

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Dahlias

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Wild and Crazy

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Feeding Frenzy
A sparrow and, um, dunno really ... anyone?

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Halcyon

Tomorrow, a proliferation of floriferousness.
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Jul 2018, 15:09

Part one is from a mere three weeks or so ago: the scattered petals of part two are from the printscans collection, the nineties to the early noughties.

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New View
Since the Douglas fir was cut down, the view from the bedroom has improved

And here's some florals, in case you were jonesing for them
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More from the garden tomorrow
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Postby Rayge » 12 Jul 2018, 15:10

Part Two
Briefly continues the floral theme before swerving off into the ditch

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Double Hocks

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It's Coming Home
Chip on her way to the judging for the Harry Bowling Prize, which she won to launch her career as a novelist.
77 North Street Oldland Common, 2000

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The Albert
Where and when lost in the mists of time...

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Waves
Brizzle waterfront, anywhen

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Rayging in the Dying Light
Trip Room, Oldland, late 1990s

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Savannah Sunset
As above, only in the loft

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The View from Lea Bridge
Ware, Herts, late 1990s

Tomorrow, Brighton, Bristol and the Welsh Marches
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